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Post#1 by apollo » 03 Nov 2017, 07:16

Hi there,

to be clear at first: i don´t want to blame anyone, i wrote down just a few thougts that came to my mind when i came back to the porteus website a few weeks ago.

I originally stumbled across porteus maybe around 3.0 release time. As i came back to porteus website, i just felt the project has been abandonded and the site has been left alone. After clicking around, i found that the community is still active and gave it a try.

From my point of view porteus could need a bit more "marketing", atleast regarding the website.
Let me give you same examples what distracted me:
- the linked social network accounts for facebook, twitter and google+ have rarely seen activity in the last months or even years
- the download-button in the navbar and the "big download earth"-icon sends me to a page which states "discontinued" - i need another click for viewing the mirrors list which itself is a plain text file, means i have to manually copy & paste the links to my browsers adress bar. dl.porteus.org does not seem to be referenced on the whole site.
- screenshot section shows some rather outdated screens of old KDE3 DE and Porteus 2.0
- news section or similar completely missing, hence no obvious information an whats going on until you dig through the forums

If you´ve never heard about Porteus and it´s community, these rather small inconsistencies on the website might distract you from reading any further.

I think it would be helpful to have these small insufficiencies polished. Feel free to contact me if any help is needed.

kind regards
apollo

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Post#2 by burdi01 » 03 Nov 2017, 10:08

In the same vein: http://slackware.uk/porteus/ has not been updated since 2014 ...
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Post#3 by brokenman » 18 Nov 2017, 17:47

Thanks for the comments. Yes help is most certainly needed. Some time ago the social networks were left to users to take care of but they fell to the wayside. I personally don't have time to maintain the website so anybody looking to help out by creating a newer fresher web presence would most certainly be welcomed.
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Post#4 by apollo » 21 Nov 2017, 17:33

I really like to help although i´m not sure i can do a complete new website - i´m more of a technician/administrator than a webdesigner/webdeveloper.
How should i come in touch with you to clear if and how i could be of any help? PM?

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Post#5 by brokenman » 25 Nov 2017, 13:37

Yes PM is best. Thanks.
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